GetResponse has left me in tears today as they hold my business hostage. After many happy months with ActiveCampaign, I recently signed up for a trial of GetResponse last month. I immediately fell in love with it. Then I tried to send my first newsletter, and here's what happened. Holding your business hostage GetResponse is a highly recommended, well-loved email … [Read more...] about Why I Decided Against GetResponse
A lot of new bloggers believe that you have to personally brand your blog. That is, you have to use your name and face in order to gain trust and popularity. This advice comes from a lot of marketing experts, but it's actually not the right approach for every blog. What's personal branding? What we are talking about here is the difference between Amy Lynn Andrews branding … [Read more...] about Should you personally brand your blog?
I got an email today for one of my sites. I've unlinked the links for your protection. Also, when I copied and pasted it from my email client, I discovered an exciting little invisible iframe at the bottom that was, I'm sure, designed to infect my computer. I'm calling this one the ICANN Domain Abuse Email Scam. Dear Domain Owner, Our system has detected that your … [Read more...] about ICANN Domain Abuse Email Scam (also Domaincop, others)
Many moons ago when I started out, no one ever would have considered blogging under their real names. We all chose to blog anonymously. Who knew what sort of criminals and weirdos might be reading, after all? So you blogged anonymously - unless you were already famous under your real name - and your only real source of traffic was Google. And Google was more interested in the … [Read more...] about Why You Might Want to Blog Anonymously
One of the most important things you need to know as a blogger is how to secure a Wordpress site. Sure, you can pay someone to harden your site, but not everyone offering this service knows what they're doing - or can be trusted. You may want to bookmark this post, because I'm going to come back to it every few months and update anything that's changed. In it, we're going to … [Read more...] about How to Secure a WordPress Site